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RE: JavaScript and Screen Readers

From: Ryan Jean <ryanj@disnetwork.org>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 10:58:00 -0400
To: "'Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis'" <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Cc: "'David Woolley'" <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E1KVSgo-0007cl-9b@bart.w3.org>

<img alt="hello world">

It reads "hello world" but...

<p>hello Sam</p>

It will not read "hello Sam".

Sincerely,
Ryan Jean
Assistant IT Specialist
The Disability Network
Flint, MI


-----Original Message-----
From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis [mailto:bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 10:53 AM
To: Ryan Jean
Cc: 'David Woolley'; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: JavaScript and Screen Readers

Ryan Jean wrote:
> No, it will read the alt but not standard text.

Without a test case, I'm still not precisely sure what you mean.

> And you are right about forcing it. It's the only way I could figure out
to
> still reload new information and have JAWS read it, inside the textarea
tag.

This Juicy Studio article describe a way to force JAWS to update its 
buffer with a less drastic hack:

http://juicystudio.com/article/improving-ajax-applications-for-jaws-users.ph
p

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Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Tuesday, 19 August 2008 15:00:22 GMT

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